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Vision Saxophone Quartet to Perform at Bowdoin

Story posted April 15, 1999

April 9, 1999, BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Vision Saxophone Quartet will give a concert of contemporary works at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 11 in the Atrium of Druckenmiller Hall at Bowdoin College. The concert is free and open to the public and is part of Bowdoin's Department of Music's Maine New Music Network Series.

The Vision Quartet is dedicated to the performance of contemporary music. Since forming in 1991, the ensemble's goal has been to promote new works by living composers while continuing to expose audiences to the music already established in the saxophone quartet repertoire.

Quartet members are Jeremy Ruthrauff, Nancy McMillan, John Engebretson and Dennis Lindsay. This program will include works by Steve Reich, M. William Karlins, Lukas Foss, Franco Donatoni and Anthony Braxton.

The Quartet has performed at Around the Coyote Festival, New Music Chicago, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, and the Midwest Composers Symposium. In 1992, Vision made its European debut at the Tenth World Saxophone Congress in Pesaro, Italy. Quartet members' interest in the exploration of new performance possibilities has led to such projects as multi-media collaborations and improvisational performances throughout the Chicago area. Vision has recently released a compact disc recording, "Conicality."

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